2017 kicked off with a bang for Renaissance with our ongoing revitalization efforts in Huntington Station having received $1.25 million from Suffolk County for infrastructure design plans. The county legislature approved the funding for design and engineering that will serve as the road map for the larger $20 million dollar project for the future construction of sewers along New York Avenue in Huntington Station.

“Hopefully the study will come in that this is feasible, and we believe it is, and how to actually to do it,” Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone said after the announcement. “It’s an opportunity to see a dream come true for the Station, where developers can come in and do commercial projects, start redoing buildings, people will sell buildings, others will buy them, strip malls will convert and start to revitalize, all increasing the economy of the Station.” This was a great way to start the year for everyone involved.

In other exciting news, our Source the Station Community Liaison (also our tech guru and probably best dressed person in the office) is now the voice of her generation for Suffolk County. Renaissance's own Andrea Bonilla was chosen to serve as a representative on the newly-established Suffolk County Next Generation Advisory Council. The Council is meant to offer insight and assistance in creative legislative initiatives and programs to help keep millennials living and working in Suffolk County.

Each Suffolk County Legislator appointed one resident aged 22 to 35. Legislator Lou D’Amaro selected Bonilla.

“While many millennials are leaving Long Island, especially after graduating from college, Ms. Bonilla came home and immediately began giving back to the community she loved,” D’Amaro said in a press release. “Her hard work and dedication are clearly inspiring. Suffolk County is fortunate to benefit from Ms. Bonilla’s leadership and enthusiasm as we craft solutions to keep young people engaged and rooted here.”

We are very proud of Andrea and wish her the best of luck in her new role as advisor.

As we settle into the New Year, our planning and development teams are continuing to hammer away at all of our projects and all of our CSPM efforts have resumed post-holiday break. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates and stay warm. Drop us a line for any questions or for further information regarding our work, give us a call.  Just ask for Laura. 516-433-9000.